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"Save As" using Vista

 
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Tommie J Burns



Joined: 03 Feb 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: "Save As" using Vista Reply with quote

I am using Vista and have a problem with my "Save As" item. When I try to save an item by using Save As I get the following: "Tommie Documents". This is not what I want, so I click the down arrow on the right end of the bar expecting to get a list of programs to which I can save my item. But, no!!!! I get the URL's from my contact list. No matter how I try to get the list of progrms that I want I cannot get past these URL's. I hope that someone can help.

Tommie
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tommie, welcome to the forums!

I am a little confused here, are you refering to Save As in an application, or Open with when opening a file? I assume the former, in which case when you are saving you are putting the file in a location (usually somewhere on your hard drive) - it is defaulting here to Tommie Documents. You should be able to click on My Computer on the left hand side and browse to where you want to save the document. Once done, browsing to that location in Windows Explorer you can double click the file to open it in the default application.
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Tommie J Burns



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Softstag:
Perhaps I was not clear in my discription of my problem. When I make a file eitherin Word or Excel and want to "save as" this is what happens.
I click the "save as" button, then get a screen which has the destination of "<<users > Tommie > Doocuments >" Since this is not where I wish to save my file, I click the down arrow in the window. I exxpect to get a list of my programs such as "Documents" or such. Not the case, I get the URLs from the sites that I have visited lately. There are at least 10 of these. I would like to be able to save my files in a folder on disk "A" for instance. I cannot get past the URLs however. I do save my files to "A" however by other means. It takes a lot longer and many more clicks.
Thank you for your prompt response to my first request.

Tommie
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tommie, are you able to post a screenshot so we can see what it looks like? I've never come across this issue before.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look carefully to the left and below the path text box where you clicked the down arrow. Can you see an option to 'browse folders'?
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